Living The Best First Date Ideas  

Samantha Dillinger
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The best first date ideas are those activities that have the best balance between allowing two people to get to know one another a bit without being overly intimate. So if you're looking for a unique first date idea or even a cheap first date idea, browse these options or even add your ideas below!

These days, if you really want to wow your date, odds are that you'll need to select an activity a bit more interesting than dinner and a movie. That's not to say that enjoying dinner in a new cuisine or even preparing dinner at home isn't a bad first date idea. Even going a bit more casual--and brief if the sparks don't fly--is the option to meet for coffee.

But fun first dates are more than just consuming edibles and those which allow two people to participate in activities together are a great way to get to know each other. Try physical activities like ice skating or rock climbing. Take a stroll in the park or go for a hike. Learn new things together by taking a cooking or art class together or visiting the museum or aquarium.

What would be your ultimate best first date? Vote for your top first date ideas below or add any not already listed! When you're done, head over and vote for the best qualities in a woman and best qualities in a man too!
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Taking a Stroll in the Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Stroll in the Park
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Visiting the Museum or Aquariu... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Museum or Aquarium
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531 182
Going Out to Dinner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Out to Dinner
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450 152
Watch the Sunset is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch the Sunset
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391 124
Go Stargazing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Go Stargazing
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441 160
Having a Picnic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Having a Picnic
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425 156
Going to the Beach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Beach
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371 130
Watch Movies at the Drive-in is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch Movies at the Drive-in
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358 135
Visiting An Amusement Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting An Amusement Park
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416 177
Attending a Festival is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Festival
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332 124
Eating Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Ice Cream
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375 154
Eating Lunch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Lunch
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413 182
Meeting for Coffee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Coffee
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374 173
Listening to Live Music is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Listening to Live Music
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352 161
Drive Go Carts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Drive Go Carts
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368 173
Going to the Zoo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Zoo
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341 157
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Bowling
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312 145
Going Hiking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Hiking
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293 135
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Ice Skating
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319 160
Play Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Mini Golf
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256 155
Eating Brunch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Brunch
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275 172
Taking a Boat Ride is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Boat Ride
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246 170
Meeting for Drinks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Drinks
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226 159
Going to the Theater is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Theater
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217 152
Cooking at Home is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Cooking at Home